Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon joined Roy Moore at his rally in Alabama where he used the occasion to berate former presidential candidate Mitt Romney for criticizing the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate seat.
Here's the video of Bannon's attack:
Bannon attacking Romney for not going to Vietnam nor having any of his children serve in the military. As opposed to Trump, who...? pic.twitter.com/DeyHWHYToa— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) December 6, 2017
Here's what he said:
Bannon compared Romney's history to that of Moore, "someone who went to Vietnam in honor and integrity."
"You avoided service, brother," he yelled to the crowd. "OK Mitt, Mitt, here's how it is, brother."
"You hid behind your religion," Bannon said to applause from the audience. "You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam!"
"Do not talk to me about honor and integrity!" he added.
"And now I'm gonna get personal," he continued. "You ran for commander in chief, you had five sons, not one day of service!"
Why was Bannon attacking Romney?
Bannon was apparently responding to a tweet that Romney had posted the day prior to the rally.
Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are coura… https://t.co/HaUCH8TE9W— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney) 1512423879.0
"Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation," Romney tweeted. "No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity."
Polls show differing results from the highly watched campaign in Alabama, but Moore got a boost when the National Republican Committee jumped back into the race after suspending their support for the GOP candidate over the sexual harassment allegations.
Roy Moore's official social media account retweeted this joke with a photo from the rally:
I can confirm no one kneeled during he national anthem at the @MooreSenate event. https://t.co/MzGUIp5oyz— Izzy Gould (@Izzy Gould) 1512522722.0